Our younger generation (nieces/nephews/sons) tried their capabilities at organizing a family day.
They had discussions, sent out invitation letters......their Bukit Hijau proposal did not materialised, instead they all turned up at my house during the weekend to gather.
We had BBQ on saturday night, gambar lain tak ada lagi..yang ni saje, kelabu pulak tu!
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The following day, Sunday- a sunny day; we tapau'ed' the previous night leftovers and headed to the beach - Sg Batu,
Both mums (mak/mak mentua) sat cosily on the foldable lazychair and the rest were on the normal picnicker's mat. Some watched and some had plenty of fun in the water.
Few of us were already wet when pak uda pulled (or rather pushed) kak pijah into the water.
20 minutes later...."alamak! phone kak pijah dalam poket le..." aiiyaaaa..."tak pa satgi pak uda ganti lain" said pak uda (hubby). A few others 'offered' to dip in with their phones!
And this cucu saudara , Sarah was having her great day in water.
Everyone was having fun until kak pijah got a cramp in the leg. She's had that earlier in the week as a result of a track event she participated at the campus' sports day. Took her to the clinic and that ended our picnic....got home lepak lepak lah pulak until late evening when one by one started leaving. We replaced kak pijah's damaged hp that evening (hmmm expensive outing hah)- dan cramp dia pun pulih lah perlahan lahan......
Note: There are eight of us in my family and of these, only five made it to the gathering, altogether there were ~20 people. Hopefully, next time round, the others can make it.
Minggu lepas makcik kat KL, teman hubby yg ada kerja...... Sorry McK kena cakap orang putih sbb setengah member tak faham bahasa melayu& yang pasti ramai kawan makcik yg pandai bahasa inggeris...
Arrived KL on thursday evening and hubby met me @ Sunway Pyramid (bus stops there). Night at Armada Hotel....just about to sleep, Alif called to say that Adil met with an accident! My oh my, luckily he was not hurt, but the front of my car was damaged. The next morning, Wan with his appointment & I busy calling Penang; alif, adil, mechanics, friends, the guy my son banged into.......settled!
Memories...... Alif, our eldest had a minor accident within a month of passing his driving test. He knocked or rather 'brushed' a stationary car while coming out of a parking lot in gurney plaza, where he worked part time in 2003. The side of my car got dented..now he owns that car.
Now 2009..Adil knocked the back of another car (also within a month of passing driving test) and damaged the front of "the eventually his" car.
One experience each and two lessons to learn from each other...many more from others.
Checked out Armada & check in Impiana KLCC... Dinner @ The Appartments with Dr Lee & Dr Schuele. 14 mar-AM: Went to Genting Highland on a ~ 50 mins busride from One Utama(OU). A 10 mins wait and we're in the Skyway (cable). The Skyway trip covers 3.4 km of the tropical forest and we reached the top in 15 minutes. It was the start of a one week school holidays and the crowd started to build up in the afternoon. We walked around the place, indoor/outdoor theme parks, had snacks and came down at 3pm, just in time as it started to rain. Lunch @ OU. PM: went to Rasta, TTDI for dinner & met up with Ache, Jani, Naje, Lok, Nurul & kids. We joined in the fun of watching footbal match (liverpool vs man U) via big screen. The thunderous applause after the match proved that the place was (at least) full of liverpool fans. Took 4 pm bus back to penang on sunday...
Wan & I walked along Rue des Alpes in the early hours of Sunday morning after breakfast. It was cold and quiet. Only few people on the streets. The cold air, the clear sky, the long bridge, the big lake, the small waves, time to say goodbye......
The building above was old & discolored but came to live by the colourful windows
10am, we checked out.We split at the station. Nan/Zairi to continue their journey on high speed train (TGV) to Montpellier, France for another two weeks assignment and we took the train to Geneva airport.
We accidently sat in the first class coach when we had the 2nd class ticket; too late to change as we reached the destination in just about 6 minutes, but not without warning! Thousand apologies, we did not do it on purpose.
QR 66 depart 1410 Geneva, arrived Doha 2200 hrs. The sleepy face @ Doha airport..........
3 hrs wait - QR 624 depart from Doha 0115. Arrived KL after 7 1/2 hrs flight. We took the bus back the same evening.....and arrived home @9.30pm. Home Sweet Home (this tag reminds me of ummi)
There's no place like home. Memories of cold Switzerland, the quiet, beautiful Lausanne, the hospitable host Xavier & Adisa, the excellent public transportation,the soft whisper of the Lake and the busy streets of Geneva still lingers...
Merci, au revoir et ayez un beau jour - Thank you, goodbye and have a good day